The iLet Bionic Pancreas – No Need to Count Carbs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin Impressive results from a trial for an up-and-coming artificial pancreas showed that users spent an average of 2.6 more hours in range each day compared to non-users – all without counting carbs. Here’s what trial participants are saying about the new system. What … Read more

Looking for a Protein Drink? Here Are Five to Try!

Protein is an absolutely essential component of a healthy diet. This vital macronutrient is the key to innumerable biological processes, including the creation and upkeep of every cell in the human body. If you think protein shakes and supplements are just for bodybuilders, think again.  Protein isn’t just important on the microscopic scale, either. It … Read more

Our Favorite Low-Carb Nut Butters

Peanut butter and other nut butters can be very healthy and diabetes-friendly additions to your diet. This delicious stuff contains lots of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. It is moderately low-carb and has a low glycemic index, which means it won’t quickly spike your blood sugars. Pairing nut butter with a higher-carbohydrate food can help … Read more

Savvy Updates, 7/18/22: Power of YOUR VOICES to the US FDA, Timely Access to Care Act, About Chocolate

Diabetes Patients Flood FDA with Comments on Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, as reported by Mariam Baksh for, 8 July 2022.   The Food and Drug Administration received more than a thousand comments—mainly from diabetes patients and their family members—in response to draft cybersecurity guidance for staff to use when processing submissions from medical-device manufacturers seeking … Read more

What’s the Connection Between Bad Breath and Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you probably know that “fruity-smelling breath” is a common symptom of the disease.  Many of you may have had that sickly-sweet taste and smell in your mouth for weeks before getting a diagnosis.  But what many don’t know is that chronic bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, and diabetes may go … Read more